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COMPOSITIONS

AND ARRANGEMENTS

Led by:
THE TROUBLED EUPHS

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The Troubled Euphs are a euphonium trio founded in 2021 by Drew Leslie, Dr. Ian Lester, and Jared Sherman, all students at UMKC at the time of the ensemble’s inception. The trio's objective to commission and perform new music for their instrumentation has resulted in ten new works for the medium, many of which were composed by local Kansas City-area composers. The trio has recently joined a consortium featuring Fernando Deddos as the composer of a new work for low brass trio. The trio has been recognized for their talents, earning high placements at the NABBA Competition and the ITEC Chamber Music Competition. The trio has been excitedly preparing their repertoire for the three regional conferences they’ve been honored to be invited to in the Spring of 2024, those being the South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the South East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, and the Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference.

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New Consortium Opportunity!

ESCAPE VELOCITY

for flex low brass trio and fixed media (heavy metal band)

MEMBERS RECEIVE:

  • FULLY-NOTATED PARTS AND SCORE

    • Treble clef and bass clef parts with multiple transpositions for performing on horn, trombone, euphonium, and /or tuba - in any combination!

  • PROFESSIONALLY MIXED AND MASTERED BACKING TRACK

  • EXCLUSIVE PRE-PUBLICATION PERFORMANCE RIGHTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2024

  • YOUR NAME IN THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS!

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The Human Element

Join me on an epic musical journey as I tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time – climate change.

 

I'm thrilled to introduce "The Human Element" – an electrifying album that fuses the power of heavy metal with the brilliance of the tuba!

SHARK ATTACK

"Shark Attack" brings the intensity and aggression of nu-metal, the melodicism and driving force of instrumental progressive metal, and the full sonic power of the tuba to bear in this barn-burner for your next recital program!

EVENT HORIZON

FOR TROMBONE, CIMBASSO (OR BASS TROMBONE/TUBA), AND FIXED MEDIA (HEAVY METAL BAND)

Event Horizon is a musical imagining of humans crossing the event horizon of a black hole and colonizing an uninhabited world far beyond Earth. This new world becomes the next frontier for humankind: the settlement of a new dimension of the universe. Equal parts mysterious, crushingly heavy, strangely groovy, and highly virtuosic, Event Horizon is sure to spark the imaginations of audiences everywhere.

This work was commissioned by the Loud and Louder duo: Jarrod Williams and Stephen Ivany.

 

Thank you to each of our consortium members:

Douglas Black

Todd Cranson and Amy Laursen

Jeremy Crawford

Leanne Hanson

Jason Hausback

William Mann

Jesse Orth

David Saltzman

John Tranter

Bill Waterman

Mary Watson

Tom Yan

OMEN

for trumpet and heavy metal band

HEAVY METAL CONCERTO

The tuba concerto that started it all...

LIST OF WORKS

BASS TROMBONE AND PIANO

Bone to Pick - 2017

BRASS ENSEMBLES

Aura - 2019 (euphonium, tuba, piano, narration by instrumentalists)

  • duration – 00:05:53

  • Composed for Conviviality - James Long (euphonium), Brendan Ige (tuba), and Amy Ige (piano)

  • Recording

Blue Ridge - 2019 (4.3.3.euph.1 – t.4p)

  • duration – 00:10:27

  • For the Brevard Music Center brass ensemble

  • Recording

Piano Trio No. 1 - 2019 (two tubas, piano)

  • duration – 00:18:01

  • Dedicated to Aubrey Foard and Derek Fenstermacher

Presence - 2018 (euphonium, tuba, piano)

  • duration – 00:07:41

  • For Conviviality

Reflections on the Bottom of the Sun - 2018 (horn, trombone, piano)

Springing Upward from the Earth - 2018 (horn, euphonium, vibraphone)

The open music connects the ink. - 2018 (3 trombones, 1 tuba)

Triptych - 2020 (horn, trombone, tuba)

  • duration – 00:14:12

  • Commissioned by Chris Dickey for the Crimson Brass Trio (Washington State University)

  • Purchase

Wondering - 2018 (3 trombones, 1 tuba)

  • duration – 00:05:46

BRASS QUINTET

Contemplation - arr. 2020

  • Composed by Alejandro Monestel (1865-1950)

  • duration – 00:04:26

New World Fanfare - 2019

The Pathway of Fear - 2014

  • duration – 00:05:39

Scorpius - 2020

  • duration – 00:08:09

  • Honorable Mention – Mirari Brass Quintet Call for Scores 2021

CONCERT BAND

Frontiers (grade 3) - 2020 (1.1.2.2.bcl.alto.tenor.bari - 2.2.2.euph.1 - timp.glock.xylo.perc(2): bd - sd/cym/claves)

  • duration – 00:03:58

Luminous Horizon (grade 4-5) - 2020 (picc.2.1.2.3.bcl.alto.tenor.bari - 2.2.2.btbn.euph.1 - timp.glock.xylo.vib.marimba.chimes.perc(3):cym/crash/toms(2)/sd - bd - cym)

  • duration – 00:05:20

  • Winner – Warren County Summer Music School Promising Young Composers Competition

CONCERTI

Concerto in One Movement - 2019 (solo tuba - pic.2.2.2.1.2.alto.tenor.bari - 2.2.3.euph.1 - t.6p)

  • duration – 00:09:43

  • Dedicated to the West Boca Raton High School Vanguard

Event Horizon - 2022 (solo trombone/euphonium, solo cimbasso/bass trombone/tuba, electric guitars, bass guitar, drums, synths)

  • duration – 00:18:18

  • commissioned by Loud and Louder (Dr. Jarrod Williams, Dr. Stephen Ivany)

Heavy Metal Concerto - 2021 (solo tuba, electric guitars, bass guitar, drums)

  • duration – 00:14:53

EUPHONIUM-TUBA ENSEMBLE

Among the Stately Pines - 2021

Shadow Dreams - 2016


A Throne Beside the Sea - 2014

  • duration – 00:06:30

EUPHONIUM-TUBA QUARTET

As Glass - 2017

  • duration – 00:06:44


Elegy for a Gardener - 2016 (with narration)

  • duration – 00:10:49

Tuba Quartet No. 2 - 2017

  • duration – 00:17:05


Tuba Quartet No. 1 - 2014, revised 2017

HORN CHOIR

Taps - arr. 2019 (version for 5 horns)

  • duration – 00:02:18

  • originally for the Brevard Music Center Trombone Choir

  • Purchase

PIANO

Under a Hooded Carolina Sky - 2018-19

  • duration – 00:07:06

  • For Mary Grace Ellerbee

TROMBONE CHOIR

Taps - arr. 2019

  • duration – 00:02:18

  • for the Brevard Music Center Trombone Choir

  • Purchase

TRUMPET

Omen - 2021 (solo trumpet, electric guitars, bass guitar, synths, drums)

  • duration -- 00:07:37

TUBA AND FIXED MEDIA

Shark Attack - 2022

  • Commissioned by and Dedicated to Dr. Brendan Ige

  • duration – 00:05:22

  • for tuba and fixed media (heavy metal band)

TUBA AND PERCUSSION

The Engulfed Cathedral (La cathedrale engloutie) - arr. 2018

  • Composed by Claude Debussy (1910)

  • duration – 00:05:58

  • for tuba, marimba, and vibraphone (one or two percussionists)

  • Purchase

TUBA AND PIANO

Synchronous Fireflies - 2020

  • duration – 00:06:27

  • optional single-performer percussion part (vibraphone, ride cymbal, triangle, hi-hat)

  • Commissioned by Chris Combest, Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at Middle Tennessee State University

  • Purchase

My Home Shall Be Eternal - 2018

  • duration – 00:07:41

  • Comissioned by Preston Light

  • Purchase

Sonata for Tuba and Piano - 2017

 

the book of moonlight - 2016-'17

Time-Lapse - 2023

  • duration – 00:02:01

UNACCOMPANIED TUBA

Climate Strike - 2020

  • duration – 00:07:53

  • Winner of the 2020 Call for Scores, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium/Tuba Festival

  • Recording

  • Purchase

Elegy - 2018 (amplified with bass guitar effects pedals)

  • duration – 00:11:13

  • Dedicated to the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

VOICE

shadows, mirrors - 2018 (soprano, piano)

  • duration – 00:05:10

  • dedicated to Julia Woodward

WOODWINDS

Cigar City Fanfare - 2022 (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon)

  • duration – 00:03:21

  • Commsioned by Dr. Colton Wansitler for Pure Winds

Footprints - 2020 (alto flute, vibraphone)

  • duration – 00:07:01

  • ​Written for Dr. Nicholas Buonanni

Low Reed Quintet - 2019 (english horn, B-flat clarinet, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon)

  • duration – 00:09:13

Sonatine for flute and piano - 2021 (flute, piano)

  • duration – 00:09:37

  • Commissioned by Dr. Colton Wansitler

  • Purchase

Should you wish to perform one of Evan's self-published works, please use the contact button below; links to purchase music via Cimarron Music Press and Just a Theory Press are included in the above listings. Please use the contact button for commission inquiries as well.

 

Please send your performance date, time, location, and a scanned copy or photo of the concert program after the performance. This helps Evan keep track of performances, and supports the creation of future works. Thank you!

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